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Monitoring Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions with Intel® PCM

After applying a new technology (a new processor, a hardware accelerator, a new instruction, etc) besides measuring the immediate performance delta one requires a method to verify that this technol

Authored by Roman Dementiev (Intel) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 17:00
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Introduction to OpenMP* on YouTube*

Tim Mattson (Intel) has authored an extensive series of excellent videos as in introduction to OpenMP*.

Authored by Mike P. (Intel) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 19:51
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The Last Line Effect

Authored by Andrey Karpov (Blackbelt) Last updated on 05/30/2018 - 07:00
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Let's Play a Game - find bugs in popular open-source projects

Test your C/C++ skills - find bugs in popular open-source projects.
Authored by Andrey Karpov (Blackbelt) Last updated on 05/30/2018 - 07:08
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Archived - Gesture Control and the Next Wave of 3D Cameras

Within the last five years, the field of Natural User Interfaces (NUIs) has been revolutionized by the influx of new devices onto the market. These devices allow users to interact directly with a user interface using gestures or speech, for example. This article looks at the extent to which this type of control is both intuitive and comfortable.
Authored by Martin Förtsch (Blackbelt) Last updated on 06/23/2019 - 19:20
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The compiler is to blame for everything

Many programmers are very fond of blaming the compiler for different errors. Let's talk about it.
Authored by Andrey Karpov (Blackbelt) Last updated on 01/24/2018 - 12:12
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Dynamic Languages Take Over the Internet

The server world has really embraced Python in a big way. For example, the OpenStack project is a very popular Infrastructure as a Service offering, and most of it is written in Python. This makes Python a leader for Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI), Software Defined Storage (SDS) and Software Defined Networking (SDN).
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 19:43
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Core Challenge In Speeding Up Python, PHP, HHVM, Node.js...

A traditional compiler translates a high-level computer program into machine code for the CPU you want to run it on. An interpreted language translates a high-level language into the machine code for some imaginary CPU. For historical reasons, this imaginary CPU is called a "virtual machine" and its instructions are called "byte code." One advantage of this approach is development speed: creating...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 20:00
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PHP - the right tool for the job?

Today there is a profusion of computer languages targeted at different activities. It's important to choose the right one. A lot of programmers love Python because it's so fast to implement stuff, but it can be a pain to use to create a simple website. PHP is the most popular choice for implementing active content in a website. And it's rather obvious once you dig into it. As you create your web...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 20:00
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HHVM and Haswell

There is no question that PHP is the most popular language in use today to implement server code on web pages. Something like 80% of web sites are implemented using it. The extremely popular site Facebook has implemented their own PHP interpreter called HHVM, and they are doing code development on it as an open source project. Because of its performance and its open source methodology, it is also...
Authored by David S. (Blackbelt) Last updated on 07/04/2019 - 19:38